African American Whitneys

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When African Americans were first widely listed by name on the United States census records in 1870, there were 515 individuals with the surname Whitney. Interestingly, 37% were in one state alone - Kentucky, with 90% in 12 states.

Where were they located?

KY 189 (all but 3 were b. KY)
MS 48
NC 44
LA 42
VA 33
TX 25
AL 20
MD 20
TN 16
CT 12
NY 11
AR 9
GA 9
IL 7 (from NC, SC)
PA 6
DC 5
MO 5
KS 4 (Family was from MO)
IN 3 (from KY, PA, and IN)
MA 2 (Family was from VA)
MI 2 (from MI, NY)
OR 1 (from NY)
RI 1 (from VA)
SC 1

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